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June 21, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jean Delannoy, 100, a classic French filmmaker who adapted novels by Victor Hugo and Andre Gide and won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize in 1946, died Wednesday at his home in Guainville, southwest of Paris, the local city hall said, without providing the cause of death. Many of his films, starring actors including Jean Gabin, Jean Marais and Michele Morgan, were French box office successes in the 1940s and '50s. But Delannoy's classic style went out of fashion in the 1960s, when he was derided by the more avant-garde New Wave filmmakers, including Francois Truffaut.
October 4, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Golden West College's monthlong "Fall Foreign Film" series begins tonight with "Cinema Paradiso," the winner of the 1989 Oscar for best foreign film. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, it stars Philippe Noiret and Leopoldo Trieste and traces the tender relationship between a boy and a movie projectionist in a small Italian town. The series will continue on Oct.
May 27, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A 1977 Francois Truffaut interview and the original manuscript of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" are among items France has put online, aiding President Jacques Chirac's goal to blunt the "Anglo-Saxon" dominance of the Web. About 100,000 television and radio broadcasts were posted online recently by the state-owned French National Audiovisual Institute as it opened a digitized catalog.
December 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Claude Jade, 58, the French actress who starred in several of director Francois Truffaut's best-loved films, died Friday at a hospital in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, said Jacques Rampal, a playwright she had recently worked with. She had been suffering from eye cancer, which spread, he said. The young actress caught Truffaut's attention while appearing onstage in Shakespeare's "Henry IV" in the 1960s.
March 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jean Poiret, one of France's most prolific actors and writers who starred in and wrote the play "La Cage Aux Folles," died Saturday of a heart attack, film industry officials said. He was 65. Poiret acted in about 40 films. He was also a first-time director. Filming on the first movie he directed, "The Zebra," was completed just before his death, officials said.
February 22, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Here's a list of the movies in Golden West College's foreign film series: * Feb. 22--"The Woman Next Door" (1981), directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant. * March 1--"Sotto . . . Sotto" (1984), directed by Lina Wertmuller, with Enrico Montesano and Veronica Lario. * March 8--"Los Tarantos" (1963), directed by Rovira-Beleta and starring Carmen Amaya and Sara Lezana.
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